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December 13, 2016 Town Council Agenda
is Now Available Online


The agenda for the December 13, 2016 Town Council meeting is available online.  At 5:30 p.m., the Town Council is conducting a Special meeting to begin the interviews for Boards, Commissions, and Committees. During the regular 7 p.m. session, the Town Council will adopt a resolution declaring the results of the November 8, 2016 Los Gatos General Municipal Election for Measure T and two Council Member seats, and continue the interviews and appointments for the Boards, Commissions, and Committees.  

Town Council meetings are held regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street. Council meetings are broadcast live on KCAT-15. Live and archived videos are also available online.

The Town welcomes public input on any Town Council agenda item. Please visit the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings to learn how members of the public may submit comments prior to the Council meeting at which the item will be considered. The public is also welcome to provide verbal testimony at the meeting.

For more information on this agenda or about Town Council meetings, please call
408-354-6832 or send an email to the Town Manager's office.


December 14 , 2016 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda is Now Available Online 


The agenda for the December 14, 2016 Planning Commission meeting is available online.  The Planning Commission will be hearing requests to demolish and rebuild residences on Camino del Cerro and Bella Vista Avenue, a request for an approval of a Conditional use Permit for an indoor children's play space on Royce Street, and a request to rezone a property on Shannon Road . 

Planning Commission meetings are held regularly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street. Commission meetings are broadcast live on KCAT-15. Live and archived videos are also available online.


To provide input on any Planning Commission agenda item, please visit the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings to learn more about how members of the public may submit comments via email, postal mail or hand-delivered prior to the Commission meeting at which the item will be considered. 

For more information on this agenda or about Planning Commission meetings, please call (408) 354-6874 or send an email to the Community Development Department to confirm meeting date, location and time.


Potential Changes to the North 40 Specific Plan to be considered at Special Planning Commission Meeting on December 15, 2016 


On November 17, 2016, the Town’s General Plan Committee completed its review and discussion of the Town Council suggestions for potential changes to the North 40 Specific Plan.  The potential amendments are intended to be specific, require no additional environmental analysis, and require no modifications to the Town’s certified Housing Element of the General Plan. The intention is not a rewrite of the entire Plan. The video of the November GPC meeting is available here. The video from the prior GPC meeting (October 27, 2016) regarding this topic is available here.

The suggestions were identified at a Special Meeting of the Town Council on September 27, 2016. The General Plan Committee discussed all of the ideas and provided recommendations on the Council’s suggestions, as well as additional items proposed by Committee members and by the public. The GPC recommendations will be the basis for detailed amendments to the Specific Plan for consideration during public hearings before the Planning Commission (scheduled for December 15, 2016 at 7 p.m.) and Town Council (no tentative date). The verbatim minutes of both GPC meetings will be available with the December 15 Planning Commission agenda packet.

The community is welcome to submit comments in writing to Sally Zarnowitz at szarnowitz@losgatosca.gov or Joel Paulson at jpaulson@losgatosca.gov for inclusion in the Staff Memo/Addendum/Desk Item to the Planning Commission. The deadline for all written correspondence is 11:00 a.m. the day of the meeting.


Town of Los Gatos Annual Report


The Town of Los Gatos would like to share with you our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015/16 and its budget insert.  The Report (www.losgatosca.gov/FY1516AnnualReport) highlights the Town’s accomplishments from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 around the themes of public safety, community character, sustainability, and other topics.  The provision of these and many other Town services is ongoing.  The Town looks forward to continuing to engage with community members and other partners on Town matters. For questions or comments, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at (408) 354-6832 or manager@losgatosca.gov.


Downtown Parking Garage Update


The Town of Los Gatos prides itself in a vibrant and historic downtown. The downtown succeeds as a destination for shopping and dining for the region, the state, and the world. This success has led to a long standing and increasing need for off street parking. The Town Council has recently reemphasized the importance of this topic.


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Next Steps – 

Town Staff will select an economic consultant to assist with evaluation of contract terms with Presidio Development.  This will occur in December 2016.  Following that, the negotiations with Presidio Development will take place.


Already Complete-

September 20, 2016

The Town Council provided direction to staff on the next steps, including exclusive negotiations with Presidio Development to partner with the Town in construction of a mixed use parking garage and housing project that includes the following components:

  • 300 Parking Spaces

  • 20-24 Residential Units (including 6-9 Below Market Units)

  • Maintain mass and scale appropriate for the neighborhood

  • Supplement costs with up to $4M from the Town.


September 2015 – Request for Information

The Town seeks information from qualified private sector firms on public – private partnership opportunities that meet the demand for parking and which may also address other Town priorities. See the link below for Request for Information. The Town is open to a breadth of solutions and provides guidance in this RFI as to particular areas of interest.   


Council Ad Hoc Committee

The Town Council set up a special Ad Hoc Committee to study the potential for a downtown garage.  Information on the Committee meetings can be found here:
http://www.losgatosca.gov/AgendaCenter/Parking-and-Infrastructure-Ad-Hoc-Commit-13


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